Knock Down The House Knock Down The House

Community Screening at The Lexi

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Fatigued by Brexit and the unequal state of British politics?

This film is a refreshing antidote!

Join Doc Society for a FREE screening of the inspiring and award-winning documentary film, Knock Down The House.

The film will be accompanied by a lively post film conversation with special guests about ways to #KnockDownBarriers in politics and what you can do to get involved.

About the guests

The UK is in desperate need of political fresh air, underscored by the stark inequality of representation in Parliament today but exacerbated by the current political crisis. Our elected officials are not representative of the nation in terms of gender, ethnicity or class.

BUT the brilliant guests joining us for this event are all addressing this inequality in some way:

Rachel Shabi is a journalist and author with a focus on the Middle East. Rachel also writes on issues such as progressive politics, the far right, counter-extremism and migration. @rachshabi

Fatima Manji is an English television journalist and newsreader, working for Channel 4 News. Manji became Britain’s first hijab-wearing TV newsreader in March 2016. @fatimamanji

Jack Shenker is a journalist and author based in London and Cairo, who writes about politics, protest, and anything else that springs to mind. @hackneylad

Shanae Dennis Shanae is a biochemist, journalist & campaigner. A mother to a 6 year old boy and member of the Young Women’s Trust advisory panel. @shanaedennis_

About the film

Four exceptional women mount grassroots campaigns against powerful incumbents in Knock Down the House, an inspiring look at the 2018 midterm elections that tipped the balance of power.

When tragedy struck her family in the middle of the financial crisis, Bronx-born Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez had to work double shifts as a bartender to save her home from foreclosure. After losing a loved one to a preventable medical condition, Amy Vilela didn’t know what to do with the anger she felt about America’s broken health care system. Cori Bush, a registered nurse and pastor, was drawn to the streets when the police shooting of an unarmed black man brought protests and tanks into her neighborhood. A coal miner’s daughter, Paula Jean Swearengin was fed up with watching her friends and family suffer from the environmental effects of the coal industry.

Winner of the Audience Award: U.S. Documentary and the Festival Favorite Award at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival, Knock Down the House joins these courageous women on the campaign trail as they mobilize their bases, engage voters, and fuel a movement during a historic time in American politics. Directed by Rachel Lears

For more information & trailer:

Event in association with 50/50 ParliamentThe Parliament ProjectVote For Your Future and Young Women’s Trust

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Screening dates and locations are subject to change, so we encourage you to reach out to the host to confirm event details before attending.

Host & Event Details

Doc Society, 50/50 Parliament, The Parliament Project, Vote For Your Future, Young Women's Trust Host
Nov 25 2019 Date
6:00pm Time
The Lexi Cinema Location
194b Chamberlayne Road London, NW10 3JU United Kingdom Address

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The Story

When tragedy struck her family in the midst of the financial crisis, Bronx-born Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez had to work double shifts in a restaurant to save her home from foreclosure. After losing a loved one to a preventable medical condition, Amy Vilela didn’t know what to do with the anger she felt about America’s broken health care system. Cori Bush was drawn into the streets when the police shooting of an unarmed black man brought protests and tanks into her neighborhood. Paula Jean Swearengin was fed up with watching her friends and family suffer and die from the environmental effects of the coal industry.

At a moment of historic volatility in American politics, these four women decide to fight back, setting themselves on a journey that will change their lives and their country forever. Without political experience or corporate money, they build a movement of insurgent candidates challenging powerful incumbents in Congress. Their efforts result in a legendary upset.

Meet The Filmmakers

Jubilee Films Enterprise Documentary Fund Gucci Chicago Media Project Solidaire Threshold Foundation Perspective Atlas Films Artemisrising Foundation Doc Society Tribeca Film Institute Oath The Puffin Foundation IFP